Biological and Biomedical Sciences College Majors and Degree Programs

Pursuing major or completing a degree program in biological and biomedical sciences will prepare students for myriad professional careers in the clinical research, biological, and biomedical fields. Many students whose ultimate goal is to finish medical school choose to major in one of these fields, as it prepares them for advanced study in medicine. However, the biological and biomedical are not limited to humans. These areas of study also focus on plant pathology and animal physiology. If you're interested in exploring living organisms, you might consider earning your degree in a field of biological or biomedical sciences.

While many careers require a graduate degree, or even an M.D., earning a bachelor's degree in biological of biomedical sciences serves as an excellent background for professional degrees in:

  • Medicine (General, Osteopthic, Chiropractic, Podiatric, etc.)
  • Law
  • Dentistry
  • Physician assistant
  • Physical therapy
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Pharmacy
  • Occupational therapy

Earning an undergraduate degree in a field of biological and biomedical science is excellent preparation for graduate studies in:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Community medicine
  • Counseling
  • Biology
  • Health care administration
  • Exercise physiology
  • Health behavior
  • Genetic counseling
  • Environmental management
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Education
  • Public health
  • Forensic science
  • Zoology

From biochemistry, neuroscience, endocrinology, vision science, and anatomy, to aquatic biology, biostatistics, and aerospace medicine, students with a degree in biology or on of the biological sciences will find a large array professional opportunities in a various career fields and industries. The following is a list of some of the more popular jobs filled by biological and biomedical majors include:

  • Molecular geneticist
  • Nuclear medical technologist
  • Technical/Scientific Editor
  • Psychologist
  • Analytic chemist
  • Animal biochemist
  • Biological photographer
  • Biologist
  • Biophysicist
  • Botanist
  • Chemical analyst
  • Public health educator
  • Surgeon
  • Tissue and transplant coordinator
  • Curator of a medical museum
  • Dietitian/researcher
  • Occupational therapist
  • Oceanographer
  • Optometrist
  • Orthopedists
  • Technical/Scientific Writer
  • Zoologist

  • Food and drug analyst
  • Forensic scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Geriatric rehabilitator
  • Hematologist
  • Hospital administrator
  • Insurance claims adjuster
  • Medical illustrator
  • Medical librarian
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Water quality analyst/technician
  • Environmental scientist
  • Exercise therapist
  • Physician
  • Plant physiologist
  • Pollution controller
  • Production chemist
  • Anatomist
  • Animal ecologist
  • Veterinarian/lab animal care
  • Chemical information specialist
  • Clinical cytogeneticist
  • Clinical immunologist

Below is comprehensive directory of the accredited colleges and universities in the United States providing majors and degree programs in biological and biomedical sciences.

Biology/biological Sciences, General Biomedical Sciences, General Biochemistry Biophysics Molecular Biology Molecular Biochemistry Molecular Biophysics Structural Biology Radiation Biology/radiobiology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other Botany/plant Biology Plant Pathology/phytopathology Plant Physiology Plant Molecular Biology Botany/plant Biology, Other Cell/cellular Biology and Histology Anatomy Developmental Biology and Embryology Cell/cellular and Molecular Biology Cell Biology and Anatomy Cell/cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other Microbiology, General Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Virology Parasitology Immunology Microbiology and Immunology Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other Zoology/animal Biology Entomology Animal Physiology Animal Behavior and Ethology Wildlife Biology Zoology/animal Biology, Other Genetics, General Molecular Genetics Animal Genetics Plant Genetics Human/medical Genetics Genome Sciences/genomics Genetics, Other Physiology, General Molecular Physiology Cell Physiology Endocrinology Reproductive Biology Cardiovascular Science Exercise Physiology Vision Science/physiological Optics Pathology/experimental Pathology Oncology and Cancer Biology Aerospace Physiology and Medicine Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other Pharmacology Molecular Pharmacology Neuropharmacology Toxicology Molecular Toxicology Environmental Toxicology Pharmacology and Toxicology Biometry/biometrics Biostatistics Bioinformatics Computational Biology Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other Biotechnology Ecology Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Evolutionary Biology Aquatic Biology/limnology Environmental Biology Population Biology Conservation Biology Systematic Biology/biological Systematics Epidemiology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other Molecular Medicine Neuroscience Neuroanatomy Neurobiology and Anatomy Neurobiology and Behavior Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
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